Dirty Tricks for War (Part I)

 How fierce are the fierce people, really? Napoleon Chagnon's research should be approached with great caution.

Traditional Marriage? Which Tradition?

Those arguing against allowing gay marriage often claim that doing so would "alter a definition of marriage that has been supported in every culture and every religion for some 5,000 years." Hogwash.

How Many Sloppy Seconds in a New York Minute?

Hypocrisy is like lying: you start out small but before you know it, you're drifting into the emptiness, like an astronaut's toolbag.

Who Enjoys Sex More, Men or Women?

Some of our earlier posts have led readers to ask who enjoys sex more, men or women?

Obama's Ancient Leadership Style

Obama embodies the most basic, ancient requirements of a true leader. He inspires admiration, trust, and the desire to be led by him. He's clearly a superior human being without a superior attitude.

The Many Fathers of Barack Obama

Barak Obama was raised without a father, but he's far from fatherless.

John Edwards and Voodoo Death

"Why did John Edwards lie?" Obviously, he lied because he knew the truth would sink his political ambitions. But why would it sink his political ambitions? Because he lied. Does anyone else notice the snake-eating-its-own-tail nature of this reasoning?

Who Is Louder in Bed?

Quick question for readers: When you hear the neighbors going at it, whose voice is louder?

Sheryl Crow and UFOs: What's Up?

Any Sheryl Crow fans out there? If so, you'll no-doubt remember her big breakthrough record, unoriginally called "Sheryl Crow." A few years ago, we noticed something very strange about that record.

Research on Marijuana and other "Drugs"

The New York Times reports that " One in five adults in Europe have used marijuana or related drugs like hashish, the European Union’s drug agency said." As per their usual ignorant fear-mongering, recent reports from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy warning of the new, stronger strains of marijuana being produced get things not just wrong, but 180-degrees wrong.

Obama Does the Numbers

Watching the late Tim Russert interviewing Obama recently, I was struck by an unusual detail in Obama's cognitive process.

Some Bad Words for a Good Man (in memory of George Carlin)

Above all else, George Carlin loved language. Though it was far from his most penetrating bit, The Seven Words You Cannot Say on Television is surely his most well-known routine, having landed him in jail. So, in his honor, let's take a look at the peculiar American tendency to take offense at words.

An Inconvenient Truth: Sexual Monogamy Kills Male Libido

For most men in long-term sexually monogamous relationships, a steady decrease in libido is inevitable, regardless of the particular woman in their lives. That’s right. The sexually-monogamous husband of the hottest woman on earth will start to lose interest at a certain point. Uma, it’s not your fault!You want an inconvenient truth? Try this one: human beings are clearly evolved for sex lives featuring multiple simultaneous sexual relationships.

The Wisdom of Reluctant Leadership

Now that the PA primary has failed to end the kamakazi Clinton campaign, it seems that unlimited ego will once again prevail over the common good (speaking of the common good of the Democratic party). This situation reminds us of something very interesting we learned while researching hunter/gatherer politics: those who desperately want to be leaders are automatically disqualified.

Don't Ask the Sexperts (Part II)

Even sexperts have their doubts. We try to help.

On Things Falling from the Sky

Just for the sake of argument, let’s say you’ve got an average-sized head. And let’s agree that you spend an average amount of time outdoors. And the skies above you have an average number of birds flying about. How many times, in an average lifetime, should you expect to be shat upon by birds?

30% of American football players gay? Not quite.

The headline reads, "Over One-third Of American Football Players Had Sexual Relations With Men, Study Claims." The hook repeats that astounding claim, only slightly stepping back from the headline by admitting we're not talking about all football players, but former high-school jocks: "A study of former high-school American Football players has found that more than a third said they had had sexual relations with other men."

What's Wrong With Silly Love Songs? Plenty.

Paul McCartney once noted that “some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.” “What’s wrong with that?” he asked. What’s wrong with that? Plenty.

America, Zebra Nation

The current hullabaloo about Obama’s preacher and the issue of racial identity in America reminded me of the day a few years back when a Spanish friend called me with a strange and urgent question: “Do you understand black people?”